Viewers can call 1-800-909-0047 between 5 PM and 7 PM for free, confidential assistance
FORT LEE, NJ – (October 28, 2019) – In service to the Tri-State’s Spanish-speaking communities, Telemundo 47 / WNJU announced their 19th annual Rompe el Silencio (Break the Silence) Domestic Violence Awareness Month phone bank, scheduled for Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday, October 31. Viewers can call 1-800-909-0047 and secure confidential assistance on both days between the hours of 5 PM and 7 PM.
“Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure in their relationships. We know that domestic violence often manifests itself in many different ways and this is why Telemundo 47’s Rompe el Silencio phone bank is so important,” said Endy Rodríguez, Vice President of News for Telemundo 47. “In service to our viewers and their families, we are bringing experts and community leaders together to deliver free, confidential assistance regardless of immigration status. Through our 19th annual phone bank, we look forward to again bringing comfort and assistance to those in need.”
Several local community and non-profit organization are confirmed for this important effort. These include representatives from Safe Horizon, Levántate Mujer, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center, Dominican Women’s Development Center, New York Police Department (NYPD) and La Casa De Don Pedro, Inc.
Domestic violence can affect the entire family and does not discriminate based on race, income, geography or language. Additionally, domestic violence does not discriminate based on gender, with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that one in four adult men will be a victim of domestic violence within their lifetimes. Rompe el Silencio is designed to provide this and other important information to viewers with questions or concerns. The information will be free and confidential.
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About Telemundo 47 New York / WNJU
Telemundo 47 / WNJU is the Telemundo television station serving Spanish-speaking viewers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for more than 50 years. The Tri-State’s Spanish-language broadcasting channel for soccer, Telemundo 47 will offer exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2022 and 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ tournaments and the 2025 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ tournament.
Delivering more than 27 hours of locally-produced news, information and entertainment programing each week, Telemundo 47 offers comprehensive breaking news coverage and features the New York market’s only team of bilingual meteorologists, La Autoridad en El Tiempo, who use cutting-edge technology to keep viewers and their families safe and informed. This includes Tele Doppler 47, with S band technology, the most powerful and most accurate weather technology available.
Telemundo 47’s local consumer investigative unit, Telemundo Responde, returns every telephone call, responds to every electronic inquiry and has recovered more than $2 million for local viewers. The station also features Acceso Total, the region’s only local entertainment variety program with TeleXitos, the station’s multicast network, offering viewers many beloved, iconic television series in an easy-to-watch, comfortable Spanish-language format.
As a station, Telemundo 47 demonstrates its commitment to the communities it serves by cultivating local partnerships with organizations that reflect the diversity of the local market. Telemundo 47 also provides news and information across all platforms, online at Telemundo47.com, and via its dedicated mobile app and across social media.
Aida E. Rosario